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An Zhong San

Cardamon & Fennel Formula Capsules | 安中散
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SKU 196B

Ingredients: Radix Glycyrrhizae (gan cao), Rhizoma Corydalis (yan hu suo), Rhizoma Alpiniae officinarum (liang jiang), Rhizoma Zingiberis (gan jiang), Fructus Foeniculi (hui xiang), Cortex Cinnamomi (rou gui), Concha Ostreae (mu li).

Mandarin: 安中散
Pin-Yin: An Zhong San
English: Cardamon & Fennel Formula
Romaji: Anchu San
Kanji: 安中散
Kampo: Yes


  • Formulas of the People’s Welfare Pharmacy (Tai Ping Hui Min He Ji Ju Fang, 1078)

How it works:

  • Brings warmth to the middle warmer
  • Dispels cold
  • Regulates the flow of qi
  • Reduces pain

Clinical Applications:

  • Deficient cold of the middle warmer
  • White and moist tongue coating

This formula was first published about 1000 years ago in the “Formulas of the People’s Welfare Pharmacy.” An Zhong San treats deficient cold of the middle warmer by warming the middle warmer, dispelling cold, regulating the flow of qi, and reducing pain.

English Name

Pin-Yin Name


Yan Hu Suo

Cinnamon Twig

Gui Zhi


Xiao Hui Xiang


Suo Sha

Oyster Shell

Mu Li


Liang Jiang

Fried Licorice

Chao Gan Cao


Main Ingredient(s):

In this formula, Fennel warms the middle warmer and reduces pain. Cardamon is used to bring warmth to the middle warmer and encourages the flow of qi.


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